News: New Theatre company be•wilder premieres at Wandworth Arts Fringe

News: New Theatre company be•wilder premieres at Wandworth Arts Fringe

Newly established be•wilder theatre company makes their debut at The Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival 2017 with a world premiere of Old Joe’s Fish ‘n’ Chill.

Located inside of an abandoned train station on the closed borders between several countries, Old Joe’s café has been the only visa-free zone for citizens of its surrounding countries for years. Everyone was a foreigner and everyone felt at home. Until the incident. One year after a terrorist attack, Old Joe’s Fish ‘n’ Chill looks so decrepit one might assume it’s out of business. Yet after surviving a terrorist attack and losing most of its customers, Old Joe’s strives to remain a refuge for the faithful few who are still in desperate need to live outside borders.

Old Joe’s Fish ‘n’ Chill is an original play written by Stefani Degreas and Raphael Ruiz. be•wilder co-founder and co-director Degreas comments:

“The impulse to create this piece came out of our need as international artists who witnessed Brexit, the refugee crisis and many forced departures of dear friends and colleagues, to create work revolving around the subject of borders, immigration, (non)belonging and cultural intolerance.”

Ruiz, co-founder and co-director of the company adds:

“Last time we partied, Old Joe’s literally exploded. This time, let us be the ones to blow it up. Allons y, join us and leave the past behind. For the brave, for all you scoundrels, for those in and out of love, come dance your ghosts away and sing your heart out! NO VISA required.”

After appearing at The Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival, Old Joe’s Fish ‘n’ Chill will play at SLAM in King’s Cross, as well as the RADA Festival.


Old Joe’s Fish ‘n’ Chill plays The Cat’s Back as part of Wandsworth Arts Fring Festival on 5 – 6 May. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the website.